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Get Out and Support the Arts This Weekend!

Get out and support the arts this weekend!

The  uomo cerca donna Quartu Callanwolde Arts Festival  is a two-day indoor festival(Jan. 20th and 21st) located in one of the most distinctive historic properties in Atlanta, this event promises to become one of the premier partnerships of art institutions in the area. It is a festival for Artists by Artists, letting the artist have a voice in the creation and operations of the festival. This event will feature approximately 86 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, plus gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives and music and dance performances. The Callanwolde Arts Festival is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC and a board of experts in various artistic disciplines. The festival will uphold the highest standards supporting the arts, and offer participating artists the environment to nurture an appreciation for their skills.

Get Out and Support Local Artists!

donna cerca donna Sassari I’m looking forward to checking this out.  Its always good to find outlets to support local artists!


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December 1, 2017 (8 p.m.)

uomo cerca donna Fano The Atlanta Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition of 100 artists, with pancakes, live music, body painting, and multimedia displays at uomo cerca donna Parma GA Freight Depot for age 21+. Pay cash at the door or buy a line-jumper ticket online.


“As you may have guessed, we are an art show, but we are not your typical art gallery. Since 2009 we’ve been filling the best venues in over 30 cities around the world with your favorite local artists, photographers, bands, and DJ’s. We focus on keeping the work on display local and original to help artists of all types sell their work while they’re still alive (why does it take dying to gain recognition?). Each show usually features between 50-150 local artisans, a unique lineup of live musicians and/or DJs, live painting, body painting, along with other forms of entertainment. Oh, and of course PANCAKES!

We seek to bring the art community and those outside the community together by creating an upbeat art show that appeals to the masses. Through the shows we create an environment where artists, potential buyers, and pancake fanatics alike can make connections with several different types of people within their own communities. “

New Exhibits this Week

The Art Farm  at Grange Hall in Chattahoochee Hills  presents a show of elegant botanical photography by Paula Susarte. Opening on October 28th from 4-7pm come celebrate this exhibition of works. On view: Oct 28 – Nov 30.  All are welcome.

Artist Statement

The inspiration for this collection was nature. Each image reflects innocence and a pure, perfect moment of beauty. To be in contact with nature gives me the opportunity to be present, to stop my mind, to connect with myself. For me, these aspects bring Peace for the Soul.

The allure in taking the photographs not only came from capturing the form of each flower but also from capturing the light and background of the setting. In addition, editing the composition and the contrast within each image allowed me to provide balance and harmony to the final photograph. All the images in this collection were made many years ago. I have collected them from my archive to form the Peace for the Soul Collection.

This exhibition is dedicated to my beloved grandmother, Carolina Orlandi. During my childhood, I followed her around the garden, watching her care for each plant. She loved the process of growing flowers, and felt great joy when the flowers bloomed.

Also opening this week:

“BROKEN BUT HEALED“ Art Exhibit at the Defoor Centre in Atlanta, featuring artwork by: Marcus E. Bishop. OPENING RECEPTION OCT. 26th 2017 Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm and artist meet and greet @ 6:30


A Must See For Photography Buffs!


LUMIÈRE Gallery presents “The Collector’s Eye”

Opening Saturday October 21st featuring  20th Century photography, sculpture and books featuring important works and highlights the artists behind the art. Of the 100 works from 50 Master Photographers and Sculptors ,many were selected because they are iconic and others for compatibility with themes.

The show follows with a chronological focus with, Alfred Steiglitz, Paul Strand, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange . . . each pioneers in their own right-who influenced each other.



ART This Week

  1. DAKORO ART GALLERY 227 Sandy Springs Place Northeast Suite 522 Atlanta                    Fri,October 13, 2017   7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT  You’re invited to the first viewing  of artist Dakoro Edwards newest body of work, THE BROWN COLLECTION! This collections visualizes the everyday lives of Black Men in the United States and across the globe, while also acknowledging the various influences other cultures, laws, relationships and obstacles he endures at times in defeat, most times in triumph. THE BROWN COLLECTION is sure to open your eyes to what makes some Black Men break, what makes them successful, and overall, what makes them a target.
  2. GALLERY 72   72 Marietta Street NW Atlanta Sat, October 14, 2017   4:30 PM  7:30PM  ELEVATE: Enlighten Gallery Opening – Left Out by City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs    LEFT OUT brings awareness to the modern plight and treatment of veterans in America. From the battlefield, to civilian life, Carlos Thompson and his wife Morgan Carlisle, have created art based on their experiences of attaining “normalcy” after returning home from warfare. There is a dual purpose to this show as art has the ability to help process and heal traumatic events. LEFT OUT will give those who served, the outlet to express themselves, and move towards a place of understanding as others learn to understand them.
  3. R ALEXANDER FINE ART  – Atlanta Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden 5650 Peachtree Parkway Norcross The Open House dates are as follows: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6-9 pm Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1-5 pm  This Fall, R. Alexander Fine Art is hosting an Open House and invites the public to come tour its gallery and gardens. The gallery features the works of leading international, American, and local artists in various media including paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. The garden, located on 2.6 acres, displays over 100 varieties of hostas, dozens of rare and unique conifers, and a collection of Japanese maples and exotic ferns intermixed with rare and unique sculptures by today’s leading artists.
  4. CREATIVE MILL: Roswell Mill Art Exposition 5th Anniversary 85-A Mill Street Suite 200 Roswell  Thu, Oct 12, 2017 and Fri, Oct 13, 2017, 5:00 – 9:00 PM EDT  In just a few days, RPA will host the 5th annual Creative Mill Art Exposition. The event has tripled in size featuring over 60 artists. Pieces displayed range from paintings, photography, drawings to pottery, turned wood pieces, and other creations by over 60 local artist and staff members. There will be live music, a caricature artist, and other exciting happenings
  5.  For Budding Artists join the #NoBoysAllowed: Art Workshop – Expressionism at TILA Studioss 2835 Church Street Atlanta   Fri. October 13, 2017 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT Local artist, Ariel Dannielle (@byaridannielle) will be leading an Expressionist workshop inspired by the work of trailblazing artists Alama Thomas, Joan Mitchell to Elaine de Kooning.

3 Great Exhibits Opening this Week!

  1. Blue Mark Studios 892 Jefferson Street Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318 proudly presents “The Art of The Portrait”, a group exhibition featuring four contemporary artists exploring the traditional subject matter of portraiture.  Featuring work by Ambler Hutchinson, Jessica Becker, Jane Shirek, and Hollis A. King.  Fri, October 6, 2017  7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
  2. DK Gallery  ( a fresh, contemporary art gallery with dynamic monthly openings on the marietta square) presents the boyz of dk gallery a group show featuring all male artists represented at dk gallery!  Friday october 6, 2017 5-9PM
  3. The High Museum of Art, is proud to present two new exhibitions this October. In the Main Gallery, Gregory Harris Selects, a group show of contemporary photographic works curated by Gregory Harris, Assistant Curator of Photography at from a national call for submissions. Concurrently, in the Ted & Gloria Maloof Gallery, is Teri Darnell: Intense. Darnell’s images are lush and vibrant records of the backstage and spotlight dramas in one of Atlanta’s red light districts, Cheshire Bridge Road. Opening reception October 5, 2017 Thursday   6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Theatre and Film This Week

  1. Inner-city musical September 28 – Oct. 8, 2017 Holler if Ya Hear Me is a jukebox musical featuring the rap music of Tupac Shakur, telling a “story of racism, poverty, crime, violence, community, and redemption” [Hollywood Reporter] at Southwest Arts Center.
  2. Dramatic play September 28 – Oct. 1, 2017 The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams is the haunting story of an overbearing mother, her poetic son, and shy daughter, living lives of illusion in the Depression at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square.
  3. Romantic comedy September 28 – Oct. 15, 2017  Sense & Sensibility is based on Jane Austen’s novel about the Dashwood sisters (reserved & practical Elinor and passionate & romantic Marianne) and their love interests at Synchronicity Theatre.
  4. Film festival September 28 – Oct. 8, 2017  This 30th year of Out On Film, we are extending the length of the festival 3 days longer at 3 different venues so we can bring you even more great LGBT programming!


Georgia Latino Film Festival

Georgia Latino Film Festival & Fiesta

September 21st – 24th  Atlanta, Georgia  

Masterclasses, workshops, Latino thought makers and of course this year’s incredible selection of films!

Music is a special part of our culture and we take pride in bringing you the very best to the Georgia Latino Film Fiesta. This year’s Special Guest Headliner Merengue Legend Raul Acosta Oro Solido 

Spanish food and Latin music are all essentials of the international Latino experience that will make this Saturday Night amazing.

The film fiesta will help raise money for a number of Georgia Latino Film Alliance programs. Actors, filmmakers, industry professionals, the  Latino community leaders and festival patrons stepped into our event and had a great time dancing the night away to Raul Acosta y Oro Solido


For more information click here


Check out “A Thousand Words” at dk Gallery

Came across this on the web – it looks like a great way to spend tonight!

In the heart of downtown Marietta, dk Gallery is a trendsetter among Metro Atlanta art galleries. Generating excitement with their dynamic show openings and powerful, yet accessible contemporary art, the gallery is expanding the boundaries of the new Atlanta art scene.

“Worth a Thousand Words” will highlight dk Gallery artists who incorporate words, poetry, and/or song in their work. Expect to see artwork that showcases many literary art forms including collaged letters from magazines, poetry, and the artists’ handwritten notes on the pieces themselves. All are invited to attend this highly anticipated show on Friday, September 1, 2017 at dk Gallery from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Featured artists will include Patricia Beggins-Magers, Amy Cobb, Shellie Lewis, Barbara Nerenz-Kelley, Jennifer Rivera, and Connie Karleta-Sales.